San Clemente Ocean Front Homes

Information on the San Clemente Ocean Front homes for sale in San Clemente.  Sam Smith specializes in San Clemente Real Estate.

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The San Clemente Real Estate market in the last three to four months has been really crazy as buyers are bidding against each other when new listings that are priced well come on the market.  Many thought COVID would bring the real estate market down but it has actually had a reverse effect and the market has never been stronger.  One of the biggest issues is limited inventory which has been a problem for the last two to three years in San Clemente and has become even more limited due to COVID.  What many buyers are doing is looking for homes that are not on the market yet but will be coming on the market soon.  These listings that were once only limited to real estate agents are now available to the general public.

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What a difference a couple of months make when looking at San Clemente real estate market.  COVDI19 has really changed the landscape of the marketplace and has actually caused the reverse of what most people think would happen.  We get a lot of calls from buyers thinking they can get a big discount on real estate since they feel the overall economy has taken a hit due to the large number of jobs that were lost.  In fact, the opposite has happened to the real estate market.  The inventory of homes on the market for sale was low before COVID19 and because of the pandemic there are even less sellers wanting to put their home on the market.  Given the high demand of buyers that still want to buy in part to the very low interest rates there is almost a bidding

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San Clemente has many different neighborhoods that can offer private backyards if you know where to look.  It seems like the latest trend in real estate is to build new homes close to each other which sometimes seems to come in the lieu of offering privacy between properties.  For the most part it's always best to look in older and more established neighborhoods as these were often built on larger lots.  This is especially true for some sections of the Forster Ranch and neighborhoods by the beach in San Clemente.

The first place we recommend looking is the Forster Ranch of San Clemente.  While this area isn't the oldest community in San Clemente, homes in this area are well known for having large over-sized lots.  This is especially true for the large

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This has been a great year of real estate in San Clemente with over 900 homes selling in this calendar year.  The strength of the economy and the stock market has resulted in a very active market with higher sales than the previous year.  There were a total of seven homes that sold for $4 million dollars or more with the top sale over the $6 million dollar price point.  December is typically one of our slower months but many agents whom I have spoken with think it's been the busiest December that we have had in recent years. Here is a quick guide to the highest homes sales in San Clemente for 2019.

The highest sale this year occurred in the Cyprus Cove community which sold before it even came on the market.  This was a newly designed home by James

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There is one thing that is true about real estate no matter where you decide to buy and that is always about location.  You can always change the interior of the home but you can never change the actual location of the land that the property sits on.  This is also true for homes located on a corner lot as these types of properties are considered prime real estate here in San Clemente.  One of the main reasons why homes on corner lots are so desirable is having only one neighbor to the side of you.  If you like having extra privacy then this is type of property that will give you the extra space that you are looking for.

There are also other factors as well.  Homes on corners lots tend to be typically larger than other neighboring lots.  Often times

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The San Clemente historic home tour is set to take place next month on October 12, 2019. This year will feature a tour of 9 historic properties here in San Clemente.  San Clemente has a very small number of historic properties still in existence so a chance to visit nine different properties is a rare opportunity.  The San Clemente historical society is now offering advance tickets for those who would like to attend.  Currently tickets are being sold at $30.00 per person or $100 for 4 tickets.  This changes on the day of the event which increases to $40 per person.

The tour details of which properties will be on the tour have not been released yet but will be sent via email once tickets have been purchased.  It's important to note that the tour will

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When I first got into real estate over 20 years ago I always heard the word "turnkey" and had no idea what people were talking about.  It seems like its a favorite word among real estate agents for describing a home that is in excellent condition.  it wasn't later that it was explained to me that it literally meant turn the key in the door and leave without any concern about something falling apart or not working correctly.  Once I got this explanation it started to make sense but I still feel like it's a word that is over used by the real estate community.

Nevertheless, it's a short way to describe a home that needs little to no work done on the home.  Basically, bring your touthbrush and move right in.  This is especially true to describe condos in

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Real Estate agents have a special day when they get to preview brand new listings that come on the market in the San Clemente real estate market place.  This is called "broker preview" since real estate agents and brokers have the ability to view a large number of listings in a short four period.  Often times, agents will spend just a couple minutes looking at a property and then drive on to the next property.  This allows them to be able to see a large number of properties so they are better able to identify properties that may work for their clients.

The dates for properties located in San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano is every Wednesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Buyers are also welcome to attend these open houses and can quickly view a

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This year was a busy year for real estate sales in San Clemente with over 932 homes sold in this small beach town.  As we look back as what has transpired over the year we always like to see what were the top 3 sales that occurred.  Here is a quick recap of these real estate sales.  First, the highest sale occurred in the most expensive neighborhood in San Clemente known as Cotton Point Estates.  4075 Calle Isabella, San Clemente sold for $7,588,000 and closed escrow on 10/12/2016.  The large estate home was in the same neighborhood as the Nixon White house and was first listed at $9,050,000.  It was then lowered to $7,988,000 after being on the market for less than two months.  A little after 45 days after that the home went under contract and closed

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San Clemente is a small beach town with a wide range of real estate prices.  Single family homes now start just under $600,000 for a single family home located on the north side of town.  The luxury real estate market typically comprises of homes priced between $3 to $10 million dollars and can be found in some of the best neighborhoods like Sea Pointe Estates, Cyprus Cove and Cyprus Cove.  San Clemente also has a small niche ultra luxury market for homes priced over the $10 million dollar price point.  These homes are almost always located in the ultra-exclusive Cotton Point neighborhood where the former Nixon White House is located.  These are large scale homes that were originally vacant lots not too long ago and were part of the overall compound for

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The real estate market is constantly changing, especially over the last 8 years.  We have seen a real spike in real estate prices but the San Clemente real estate market is seasonal so our high selling season starts in January and usually continues through mid September.  In the fall and winter months through Christmas the market can be relatively slow, and this even magnified more as the presidential elections have everyone in a holding pattern.  Some of the best deals can be found in these 4 months with sellers that need to sell their home.  These seller motivated homes have the potential to be good opportunities for buying a home at a good price.  There are certain things to look for when buying a home in San Clemente.

First, know your comps.  Your

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San Clemente is well known as a small beach town with many of the homes built very close to each other, especially near the beach. Many visitors from other parts of the country are used to having homes with large sized lots and are always asking the best areas to looking for homes with over an acre of land attached to it. This is our best guide to for homes that may match that criteria.

First, the Forster Ranch area is a great place to start. This is an area located east of the 5 freeway with many homes located on large over-sized lots. Many of the homes will occupy around 10,000 square feet but there is one community that is well known for having homes on one acre lots. This neighborhood is called Forster Ranch Estates and this is a custom home area

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The Sunset Shores oceanfront complex is located at 410 Corto Lane in San Clemente.  The building is located in the area surrounding the San Clemente Pier with white water ocean, pier and coastline views as pictured below.  The building has a rich history and was first built in the late 1970's.  At that time the Villa Pacifica complex located to the south was not built and offered more of an open space and panoramic views.  All of the 18 units in Sunset Shores are situated on the ocean front and have direct water views.  This is a secure gated complex that offers underground parking for it's residents with a nice community pool, spa and clubhouse. 

There are a total of four floors in this building with elevator access to all levels including the garage

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All the buzz in San Clemente now is about the Nixon White House in San Clemente being offered for sale according to the Wall Street Journal.  The home is being marketed for sale for $75 million dollars.  The San Clemente landmark estate is owned by retired Allergen founder Gavin Hebert who has owned the property for over three decades has now decided to sell the 5.5 acre estate in San Clemente.  The Nixon White House offers 15,000 square feet of living space which includes a guest house and guest quarters.

The estate is located in the Cotton Pointe Estates community in San Clemente, California.  The gated community is located behind another guard gated entrance for extra security.  The neighborhood originally was only home to the Nixon Estate and then

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Driftwood Bluffs is a very small oceanfront complex located in the San Clemente Pier bowl area in San Clemente, California.  The condos offers amazing views of the Pier and T-street beach as pictured below.  This is a very small complex of only 15 units with very few residents living here full time.  As you enter through the private remote controlled gated you see a section of three separate buildings that all have views of the ocean.  The pool side area is located on the bluff that overlooks the ocean and is simply breathtaking.  We have taken a photo below that shows the wonderful views from this resort style pool area. There is even a small jacuzzi tub that overlooks the San Clemente Pier!

Currently there is one condo for sale here that is listed for

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Anticipation is growing as ground has been recently broken for the new Sea Summit at Marblehead community in San Clemente, California.  After years of being on hold the mega retail shopping center of Vista Hermosa is in full swing with many of the structures being currently built as well as new homes that will be built by Taylor Morrison home builder.  What buyers can expect is for new model homes to become available later this summer and 309 homes being offered for sale to the general public. 

The Sea Summit at Marblehead will be split into four different neighborhoods and offer homes starting at just under $1 million dollars.  As a local San Clemente Realtor I know local residents are seriously considering a move to the new homes being built here as

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The Southwest San Clemente area is well known for being a quality neighborhood with beautiful custom homes located within walking distance to the beach.  Some of the best ocean front homes can also be found in this community and are located on the steep cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean.   There are several places to look in SW San Clemente area and here is your guide to find them.

Look for the street named "Calle De Los Alamos" which is located on the bluff front.  This is not a big street in the Southwest area but has beautiful ocean front streets that often overlook the San Clemente Pier and Pacific Ocean.  Many investors and developers in recent years have bought homes on this street that are located on large lots and subdivided the land with

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Southwest San Clemente Ocean View Homes are some of the more sought after real estate here in San Clemente, California due to the close proximity to the beach and surf.  San Clemente is divided into 9 different regions with only 3 sections located on the west side of Pacific Coast Hwy known as "San Clemente North" "San Clemente Central" and "Southwest San Clemente."  Imagine the main street known as "Avenida Del Mar" that takes you down to the San Clemente Pier as the middle ground.  This is known as central San Clemente and covers about 6-7 streets in both the south and north directions from Pacific Coast Highway to the Ocean.  Located just to the south of the central area and divided by the historic canyon area is the southwest area.  Ocean View homes

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Cotton Point Estates is the most expenisve community in San Clemente with only 15 luxury estates homes located in a secure gated community located in the compounds of Cyprus Shore.  The neighborhood used to belong to the Nixon Estate before the additional 14 lots were subdivided and sold.  Now the community is home to 15 luxury properties which with a small handful of them located on the ocean front. 

A new home has come on the market in Cotton Point that features 8,600 square feet of living space on a near acre lot.  Built in the Spanish architectural style that blends in with many of the homes here in San Clemente the estate home is one of the largest homes on the market.  This includes an 8,000 square foot main house, 600 square foot pool cabana and

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The North Side of San Clemente has a small strip of bluff front properties located near the Dana Point and San Clemente border. Many residents are not aware of this area of San Clemente since it is commonly considered to be in the Dana Point city limits. Bluff front homes in this area rarely come on the market due to the small number of these San Clemente homes.  The street known as "La Ventana" is where you will find these bluff front homes and are often similar to the ocean front homes located on Camino Capistrano street in Dana Point.  The one major difference is the privacy from the street level.  Homes located on Camino Capistrano back to a busy street where many cars come and go.  The nice advantage to homes located on La Ventana is the street is